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Youth shooting team receives grant

The Walla Walla Gun Club Youth Trap and Skeet team gets a $7,000 grant after its successful raffle.

Air Force winter survival pros show how it’s done

The Priest Lake Search and Rescue team learns the basics of winter survival from Air Force instructors.

Bighorn die-off in Montana climbs to 30

About 30 bighorn sheep — roughly one-third of two herds that live in the Gardiner area — have died this winter, probably from an outbreak of pneumonia.

Skijoring: enjoy winter with canines

Cross-country skiers involve their dogs in a fast-growing sport that’s sweeping the Inland Northwest.

Snowboarding takes slide in popularity

Aging athletes, new skis and a lack of snow are ganging up on the once-edgy sport of snowboarding, which has seen a marked drop in participation over the last decade.

Rescued climber ready to give back

After being trapped under a 1.5-ton boulder for nine hours, climber Ammi Midstokke joins the Search and Rescue team.

Veteran IDFG official takes helm of Washington agency

Jim Unsworth takes over as director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Over-snow vehicle rule seeks backcountry balance

A federal court directs forest managers to bring snow machines in line with the 2005 Travel Rule.

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Brewer signs LOI to shoot at West Point

Wa-Hi senior Cadet Captain Nathan Brewer officially commits to the U.S. Military Academy Division I rifle team.

WDFW seeks comments on land acquisition proposals

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is inviting public comment through Jan. 30 on two proposals to acquire land for fish and wildlife habitat and public recreation. Both projects are currently under review.

Yellowstone wolves find balance

Twenty years after reintroduction, Yellowstone Park sees around 100 wolves annually.

Wanna get away?

Low gas prices make winter road trips ideal.

New trail open on Badger Mountain

The yet-to-be-named trail will be opened during a ceremony on Friday at noon after months of work.

Couple serves up ski-in cabins

A couple in the Methow Valley operates a system of cabins only accessible by skiing or snow biking.

Ice climbers find beauty in winter

Ice climbers seek out the wet, slippery sites most backcountry travelers avoid.